Ben

Ben is a longtime guitar player and music enthusiast. He has performed extensively and recorded professionally. He founded Strummingly to help other people experience the joy of music.

Best Beginner Acoustic Guitars for Kids

The 7 Best Beginner Acoustic Guitars for Kids [Reviews & Buying Guide]

Wanna cut to the chase? I went searching for the best beginner acoustic guitar for kids, and my top pick (for about ages 6-10) was the Yamaha CGS102A Half-Size Classical Bundle.  For older kids, my top pick was the Baby Taylor BT2.   Learning the guitar as a teenager opened the door to many interesting experiences …

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Causes of guitar wrist pain or hand pain

3 Causes of Guitar Wrist Pain or Hand Pain [& How to Treat Them]

(Editor’s Note:  Post contributed by David McCombs, an occupational therapist with several years experience in hand therapy.) As a hand therapist and ergonomic specialist, hand and wrist pain is something I see on a daily basis.  Pain can be age-related, occur after an injury or surgery, or it can be related to incorrect posture or …

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benefits of cutaway guitars

5 Benefits of Cutaway Guitars

If you’re looking for a new guitar, you may have come across some “cutaway” options. In this article I’ll share with you some of the advantages of cutaway guitars (and one disadvantage). I’ll also answer some commonly asked questions about cutaway guitars. Let’s get started. Why get a cutaway guitar? 5 benefits of cutaway guitars.   …

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Best guitars for punk

The Best Guitars for Punk [Reviews & Buying Guide]

Replicating the sound of punk takes skill, passion, and the right guitar. So what’s the best guitar for punk, you ask? Let’s first start by asking ourselves: What is punk? Is it the fast, heavy strumming, the anti-establishment lyrics, the clipped sounds, the stripped-down instrumentals, the nasal shouting?For me, the thing that defines punk rock is the …

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